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    Freewheel wobbling

    Freewheel wobbling - is it a very common problem? I mean, another friend of mine who purchased a new entry level "so-called" mountain bike from a big box store, and it wasn't even ridden but I can see the freewheel is wobbling already. I read something online that freewheel is not as...
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    Freewheel wobbling

    Thanks Dave. The entry level mountain bike is not cassette style, it's actually a freewheel design with 7 gears at back and 3 gears at front. The bike had totally frayed rear shifting cables attached to it and missing front shifting cable when it was handed over to me. I did several...
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    Freewheel wobbling

    Hi cyclists, I recently finished reinstall shifter/brake and all cables for a friend of mine, but during my installation, I found out that her mountain bike freewheel would wobbling a little bit when the bike was on bike stand and I looked at it from rear. This is probably beyond my...
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    Which one to install first?

    Thanks for your advice. I watched lots of YouTube that teaches how to adjust derailleur WHILE one of them is working, that's why I asked the question because I'll need to remove both broken cables first. Which means I'll have to pick one (either front or back) to work with first without the...
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    Which one to install first?

    Hi guys, If I'm going to install a set of new rapid fire shifter / brake. combo, does it matter which one I shall install first to make the adjustment a hut easier in the process? I mean should I install the front cable first, or the rear derailleur cable first?? Thanks for any advise!
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    Only has 2 clicks on the front 3 gear shifter

    Hi all, I'm planning to install a shift cable for my friend's bike since it was forever missing,... but before I do so, I opened the cover and tested by just clicking. I found that only 2 solid clicks available while this bike has 3 front gear (see my picture attachment) Is...
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    Chain link problem,.. or what?

    As always, thank you guys for answering / responding to my question! Have a nice weekend!
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    Chain link problem,.. or what?

    There you go... You've just described exactly what happened on my chain. So,... I'll say case close for now. Thank you Dave!
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    Chain link problem,.. or what?

    Only two months with 270 miles on it.
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    Chain link problem,.. or what?

    My chain is Kmc (stock chain) that has a quick connector. I already checked again, the problem link is the regular link, not the connector part. And the "click on" issue actually happens when I rotate the chain backward, not forward. When I rotate forward, the chain is fine. The link didn't...
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    Chain link problem,.. or what?

    Hi all, I recently noticed that when my road bike is on the highest gear, that is: 53/11, "one" of my chain links won't glide on the rear (11 teeth) cog smoothly. I mean that particular link just not align, and I. saw it has to "click in rather than glide in. My front chainring is compact...
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    my best of video about Ötz valley bicycle marathon 2010 (228 km + 5300 m) ': shows the beauty & its

    Very nice.... Wish I can do that! Thanks for sharing!
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    Quiet Shifting, is it achievable?

    I'm pretty happy with my bike shifting now... After all these DIY tuning, it's pretty quiet and smooth. As some of you have mentioned,... I tried to roll easy when I want to shift the gears, and it certainly helps to achieve the "perfect" shifting condition.
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    Quiet Shifting, is it achievable?

    Thanks again to all of your advices guys!